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post #331 of 1121
Do what? The only review posted is the one on the Parasound ZDAC which has nothing to do with this thread.
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Well since no-one seems so inclined, here it is...

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Where is the link guys?confused.gif

post #334 of 1121
Quest managed to confuse the hell out of everyone. There isn't a review of the X-Sabre on IF, just the Parasound.
post #335 of 1121
Only thing I can think of is he isn't quite finished? Dunno it's his review he will post it when he's ready.
post #336 of 1121

Too bad the Yulong D18 wasn't involved in the test.
 

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Too bad the Yulong D18 wasn't involved in the test.
 

Andthe new D8?

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Andthe new D8?

I don't think anyone but Yulong himself has heard the D8 yet
post #339 of 1121
The comparison goes to show that just because you have 8 Dac chips it doesn't necessarily make a better Dac
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The comparison goes to show that just because you have 8 Dac chips it doesn't necessarily make a better Dac

 

Sometimes. But that's happened before with the Audio GD Reference 7 and other units packing 8 PCM1704 chips, which I liked a lot but was ultimately not my favorite. 

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All listening preferences aside, the X-Sabre does exude pride of ownership if you are into that. The molded chassis just looks so sharp.
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All listening preferences aside, the X-Sabre does exude pride of ownership if you are into that. The molded chassis just looks so sharp.

 

This.

 

 

I've got quit a bit of more expensive gear in my rack at the moment. Yet the X-Sabre really doesn't take a back seat to any of it. 

 

Some people would be happy to have their DAC built into a cardboard box as long as the SQ is there. For others, appearance and "feel" is an important factor. Each person has to decide where they stand on that. 

post #343 of 1121

I agree..they x sabre looks fabulous..in any way its much more beautiful then the bc509 of blue circle i am probably getting..but for me whats inside that counts..i would prefer an extreme amp/dac in a shoebox if that same amp would be 1000 usd less expensive then in a regular shiny enclosure..in worst case scenario i would hide it under my computer desk...if it would be ultimate ugly..but with a headphone cable long enoght for me to be in heaven because of the sound ofcoursebiggrin.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/18/13 at 10:14am
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I agree..they x sabre looks fabulous..in any way its much more beautiful then the bc509 of blue circle i am probably getting..but for me whats inside that counts..i would prefer an extreme amp/dac in a shoebox if that same amp would be 1000 usd less expensive in a regular shiny enclosure..in worst case scenario i would hide it under my computer desk...if it would be ultimate ugly..bit with a headphone cable lonh enoght for me to be in heaven because of the sound
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You called? (Yes, this is mine, it didn't come with a case, so I used the box it came in! biggrin.gif)
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post

I agree..they x sabre looks fabulous..in any way its much more beautiful then the bc509 of blue circle i am probably getting..but for me whats inside that counts..i would prefer an extreme amp/dac in a shoebox if that same amp would be 1000 usd less expensive then in a regular shiny enclosure..in worst case scenario i would hide it under my computer desk...if it would be ultimate ugly..but with a headphone cable long enoght for me to be in heaven because of the sound ofcoursebiggrin.gif

 

 

So you're getting the Blue Circle amp/dac based on what?  


Edited by preproman - 3/18/13 at 10:15am
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